June 20th, 2008
08:40 PM ET

“I Won the Beat 360° Challenge" and all I got was this awesome t-shirt!

David M. Reisner
AC360° Digital Producer

Hey everyone, I have some great news.

Starting Monday, when you win ‘Beat 360°’ not only do you get on-air prime-time name recognition (complete with bragging rights over all your friends, family, and jealous competitors), but you get a “I Won the Beat 360° Challenge” T-shirt!

First we re-do the website, now this?!?!?! (You can pick your jaw up off the floor now).

So how did this all come about you ask?

  • At first we thought, ‘We’ll send the nightly winner to Paris!’ but no, who has the time for that…
  • Then we figured, ‘Hey, we’ll have them tag along with the Planet In Peril team!’ But then we realized our insurance wouldn’t cover you or a ‘Monkeypox’ outbreak...
  • But then it hit us… t-shirts! Everybody likes t-shirts!

Here’s a look at ours:
Beat 360°

So get your best captions ready for Monday – head to the gym, train all weekend… this isn’t a game! (oh wait, I guess it is)

For those of you who don’t know (or suddenly care because you can win something)– let me re-cap what we do:

Every day AC360˚ posts a picture on the blog and asks you to provide the caption. The staff gets in on the action too... Which viewer will write the best caption and ‘Beat 360˚?’

So we’ll see you Monday – give it your best caption– and we hope to send you a t-shirt really soon!

Filed under: Beat 360° • David M. Reisner
soundoff (81 Responses)
  1. Patrick Clarke, Toronto, Canada

    I don't like how this thing is going. When I submit my comments, it says comments are being reviewed, yet posters after me have theirs posted, while mine remains "being reviewed" all night. I don't get it. Not fair! I want a T-shirt!

    July 1, 2008 at 9:59 pm |
  2. Shawn Reidy, Overland Park, KS

    What the former execs at "Bears" & Stearns are forced to become now

    June 26, 2008 at 8:14 pm |
  3. Dawn Wirth

    this rules!

    June 26, 2008 at 1:41 pm |
  4. Gordon

    Greetings from Athens, Greece...

    Sure would like to win this to wear at the beach! A hat would be nice too... Now if only I can beat the time difference...

    June 26, 2008 at 12:27 pm |
  5. Lis Alexandra from Capital of Texas

    Great Shirt, Great Design !!
    You Know What's Missing Though ?
    What Would Make it A PERFECT Shirt Would Be if the World's Most Handsome, Most Gorgeous Journalist (Anderson Himself) Were Shipped Along Inside the Shirt !!
    I guess I just don't believe in SETTLING !!
    Can we at least talk about tagging along with Planet in Peril, I am a biologist, so pox be damned. . .
    it's worth the risk just to watch Anderson at work !! 😉
    Love Your Show, and Never Miss It,
    i.e. Recently my Satellite went out and I hooked up a wireless adapter, just so I could watch your show online that night !!
    We Are Your #1 Most Devoted Fans !! ^o^
    Stay Cool, Anderson, You Know You're the Best !!

    June 26, 2008 at 11:30 am |
  6. Mark Curtis

    My wife would look great in one of those shirts.

    June 26, 2008 at 2:50 am |
  7. William Dowd, PA

    What a great Idea. I hope I win one. Love the show!

    William Dowd, Lock Haven, PA

    June 24, 2008 at 9:31 pm |
  8. Sarah, Texas

    I need to work on my creative juices–to bad theyr'e black, might be difficult for Andy to sign.

    June 24, 2008 at 8:00 pm |
  9. Mark

    This T-shirt will be "formal wear" at the trailer park...when I WEAR a shirt....

    Mark S.
    Sacramento, CA

    June 24, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  10. Ray Jones, MD

    I agree with a previous poster, they should be autographed by Anderson.

    June 23, 2008 at 11:09 pm |
  11. Kristina, Exeter, NE

    You know what would be The Bomb??? Giving the winner an internship!!! Even if they are middle-aged, taking an on-line college course in communications, living in the middle of nowhere, but is still (sorta) up-to-date with new lingo! 🙂

    June 23, 2008 at 7:04 pm |
  12. liz toledo oh

    I would wear the shirt all the time. .... those are the coolest. It would definitely make everyone jealous. Well, I won the beat 360 jan.25 with Mamma? no it's Obama. But just having my caption on cnn was amazing. I played it on morning tv announcements at my high school. The beat360 t-shirt would be most appreciated here though.

    June 23, 2008 at 4:32 pm |
  13. Martha from MI

    Great idea! Oh by the way-Anderson- why not throw in a "Y ee" or to everyone else the Wii. Boy, I don't think you'll ever live that mistake down! But it's ok- your mistake gave me a few minutes of real laughter! Quite a chuckle!!

    June 23, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  14. Laura Setzke, Chicago IL

    I am going to keep trying until I win won. Hopefully.

    June 23, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  15. carmen

    How about a t-shirt for the rest of us with the caption: " I did NOT win beat 360". I'd buy it.

    June 23, 2008 at 1:24 pm |
  16. Gina - Lancaster, PA

    Awesome! I always enjoyed playing Beat 360 (and even won twice), but this is even more incentive.

    Thanks for looking out for your faithful viewers! 🙂

    June 23, 2008 at 1:11 pm |
  17. Tita

    How 'bout a t-shirt with Anderson's mug on it? With his head turning
    360, ala holograph like. Come on!! Don't be so cheap!!!!

    Ok, I'll take this one.


    June 23, 2008 at 12:07 pm |
  18. michelle: Ont,Canada

    Hey Anderson
    If I win can you please autograpgh it for me? I would really appricate it . I f not well it still fun playing but this makes it much more fun!

    June 23, 2008 at 11:16 am |
  19. Ed Sidney, Oh

    Hi Jocelyne, Good Luck to you also, and to the rest of the gang, past, present and future.

    June 23, 2008 at 11:15 am |
  20. Tom, Washington D.C.

    T-shirt for the winners is a great idea! There's no need for a more "elevated" contest. This gives us a laugh or a smile at the end of the day.

    June 23, 2008 at 7:33 am |
  21. Ilhana, Bosnia

    if I win it, I want Anderson to sign it for me!=) (postage to Bosnia would be a bit higher though hehe)

    June 23, 2008 at 3:26 am |
  22. Patrick Rancholo

    if i can win please i would like to buy the t shirt on line,where.

    June 23, 2008 at 2:17 am |
  23. Patrick Rancholo

    i was watching Mr cooper displaying the T-shirt on screen on cnn and immediately i loved it.how do i order the t-shirt on line.

    June 23, 2008 at 1:58 am |
  24. EJ (USA)

    I think an AC 360 coffee/beverage mug is actually a better idea.

    June 22, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  25. Harley, Boston

    I assume the t-shirt in question is 100% organic cotton. And the colors are from soy-based inks. PLease advise soonest

    June 22, 2008 at 9:48 pm |
  26. Kelly Los Angeles CA

    Hi David,

    I was the Beat 360 winner on March 28, 2008 and have been intending to ask for a T-shirt, coffee mug, internship, or job for my effort. Erica applauded, and Anderson said "Standing ovation" for my submission. So may I please have an XXX-Large or the largest you have.

    Thank you


    June 22, 2008 at 5:49 pm |
  27. Lilibeth

    Hey David, how about an "On the Radar" t-shirt for those whose comments are read on the air? My comments were read 7 times last year. Can I please have at least one CNN t-shirt, autographed by Anderson and Erica? I'll give you my address...

    June 22, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  28. Rose from Southern Calif

    Anderson...you did it again! Oh, by the way are you going to but your signature on it, for a bonus? Please...pretty please...Andy.

    June 21, 2008 at 11:28 pm |
  29. RAddison

    That a good looking T shirt, it would look great on me here in Tucson, AZ.

    June 21, 2008 at 8:46 pm |
  30. Pete from Jersey

    Any chance the t – shirt could fuel my vehicle ? I'll try anything at this stage. .....{ apologies for my too many posts }

    June 21, 2008 at 7:32 pm |
  31. Jocelyne

    Hi David, oh my.. oh my... this Beat360 contest is fun to read... to Ed Sydney... Ron San Bruno... you two are so funny! good luck all!!
    and who wouldn't have time for Paris, or join PIP team... that woud be a dream-ticket! 🙂

    June 21, 2008 at 7:20 pm |
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